#UUCMhappenings

This Sunday

May 22, 10:30 am
                                    
     Ella Baker's words offer a poignant reminder that while we are keepers of the dream and the struggle, it didn't begin with us, nor will it end when we depart. Come join a service that acknowledges our place on the journey and places the question "What is ours to do?" on the altar of our souls for consideration.

with Rev. Wendy von Courter



Sunday Seminar

On t his Sunday, May 22nd Longtime Marblehead resident and anthropologist, Dr. Bob Newman will present.  Bob will compare and contrast the modern day issues that India now faces to those issues India faced during the time in which he lived there in the Peace Corps. Bob used to play in the MHS band with Betty Kent and Jay Morrison.
 
Gather at 8:45 am, begin at 9:00 am

Annual Meeting June 12 Noon
In the Sanctuary of the church 

The Annual Meeting the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will take place on June 12, 2016 at noon time in the Sanctuary of the church for the purposes of the election of officers, review of the annual budget, and voting on any other matters that may be properly brought before the congregation. A quorum is required.

The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following slate of Officers:

                Position
Term
Present Officer
Nominated Officer
President
1 Year
Peter Kent
Paul Travis
Past President
1 year
Mark Wilhelm
Peter Kent
Vice President
1 Year
Paul Travis
Sheila Donovan
Secretary
2 years
Susie LaBrie
Susie Labrie
Treasurer
2 Years
Mark Klopfer
Alisa Manning
Assistant Treasurer
1 Year
Jean Hamburg
Jean Hamburg
Trustee
2 Years
Patrice Helmuth
Patrice Helmuth
Trustee
2 Years
Alisa Manning
Christine Krom
Trustee
2 years
Nikki Moore
Nikki Moore
Auditor
1 year
Mark Horrigan
Gordie Corzine
Auditor
2 Years
Gordie Corzine
Laurie Labrie
Silver Trustee
1 Year
Mike Gery
Mike Gery
Bartlett Fund Trustee
1 Year
Gini Bowen
Gini Bowen
Bartlett Fund Trustee
2 years
Brad Martin
Sheila CranBarry
Bartlett Fund Trustee
3 Years
Sheila CranBarry
Peter Kent
Nominating Committee
1 Year
Ellen Gariepy
Cheryl Wolf Variam
Nominating Committee
2 years
Cherly Wolf Variam
Cindy Moore
Nominating Committee
3 Years
Cindy Moore
Anthony Silva


2015-2016 Pledges
End of the Church's Fiscal Year!

As we wind our way to Annual Meeting and the end of the Church Year, we wish to remind everyone that the fiscal year is also coming to a close. All pledges should be  submitted by the end of May so we can have the reports ready for Annual meeting! 

If you have any questions or concerns about your pledge please email Mark Klopfer mark@klopfermartin.com  or Christina at office@uumarblehead.org

Meetinghouse Speaker Series
May 25th @7PM 

Bob Booth will present  "The Women-led Transformation of Marblehead During the Ministry of Rev. John Bartlett (1811-1849). at the Meetinghouse Speaker Series on Wednesday night May 25th @7PM.

Donation of $10.00 at the door. 

Books on Marblehead history will also be available.   

me&thee
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE -
Eleventh Annual  Beatles Benefit at the me&thee
Saturday, May 21


Fans of British Invasion era pop music, young and old alike, will be thrilled that the me&thee coffeehouse is once again hosting a benefit concert that will include Beatles music galore.  "All You Need is Love" features a variety of different acts in various configurations all playing their own unique takes on Beatles songs. This year's show is on Saturday, May 21 at the me&thee on 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead, MA.  Part of the proceeds from this concert will go directly to a special fund to send musicians into local schools for workshops and concerts. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Patrick Coman merges bluesy shuffles with the red dirt of his native Oklahoma with an upbeat and contemporary take on traditional American music. In addition to performing, Coman hosts the popular "For the Sake of the Song" concert series which brings together top songwriters to collaborate in performing songs from their biggest influences alongside their original work. He is also the host of "Local Folk" on WUMB.
 
Raised in rural upstate New York, Eric Lee began studying classical violin and traditional Irish fiddle at the age of nine and was soon performing and recording with local artists. As a teenager, he attended the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was asked to join The Strangelings after an informal campground performance. Since then he has gone on to become a member of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival House Band and now performs solo as well as in two bands, The Gather Rounders and The Morning Bugle. This will be his second appearance at a Beatles Benefit.
 
T Max, is the publisher/ editor of New England's longest running music magazine-The Noise.  He's also a performer of the one-man folk-rock opera called Why Do We Go to War? His newest recording is The Portal's Rhyme: Undoing the Secret of Time.  He can often be seen in the audience at the me&thee in his capacity as music reviewer and he's looking forward to giving back to the community and singing some Beatles songs for us.
 
Sean McKenna began a musical collaboration called Lay Low Moon and it has since grown to become a full-fledged four piece unit that regularly plays in the greater Boston and Cambridge scene.  Sean's solo work is a creative blend of acoustic and folk instrumentation and thought-provoking lyrics. He's excited about reinterpreting some of his favorite Beatles songs for this benefit.
 
Jody Moore has been a regular contributor to the Boston and Cape Cod music scene for some time. She heads the Jody Moore Band and covers a wide variety of songs from all decades and has a special affinity for the Beatles.
 
Emily Mure is a native of New York City and attended the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts where she became an accomplished oboe player and went on to major in Oboe Performance (and Psychology) in college. Eventually she turned to guitar and writing her own songs and has played in many key listening rooms and festivals. Her latest album, Odyssey, integrates her classical roots and composition techniques with her folk and Irish inspired singing and songwriting.
 
The duo of Tim Rowell and Erik Ringstad are both instructors at the Real School of Music in Burlington, MA.  Tim, from Marblehead, is an award winning clawhammer banjo player. He's been playing banjo for more than 30 years and was greatly influenced by Pete Seeger. Tim has played at the me&thee with his old-time string band Jubilee Mule and with a children's music trio called The Chicken Pluckers. Erik Ringstad is a Berklee School of Music grad where he excelled in jazz composition and guitar performance. He's been active with many bands throughout his career, most notably Acousticity. Both musicians are excited about adding their distinctive takes on some popular Beatles songs.
 
Scrambled Eggs (Mike Birch, Grady Moates, Lin Sprague, and Kevin Wall) have perfected their well-crafted harmonies and spot-on interpretations of Beatles songs. They have pretty much become the Beatles Benefit house band.  Their enthusiasm and spirit are infectious. This year they plan to play some of the songs that the Beatles performed in their last live performance.
 
Marblehead's own Jim Trick returns to the "All You Need is Love" benefit this year.  Trick is known for his warm and engaging performances and his interpretations of Beatles songs are unlike no others. Jim has become a regular headliner at the me&thee and has recently had a string of stellar shows at various venues in New England and beyond. He's also a frequent lecturer at Berklee College of Music where he advises students about the heart and soul that is needed to pursue a career in music.
   
Everyone is welcome to come out on Saturday, May 21 to support the me&thee and all of of these wonderful musicians who have donated their talent and their valuable time on a "gig night" to help with this benefit. Tickets are available at  www.meandthee.org, at Spirit of 76 Bookstore, Arnould's Gallery or at the door.  Adults: $20, Seniors $15, Children/Students $5 or Family package: $45.  The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

 

If time has slipped you by please .....  

Pledge Now

To Register Your Pledge Click Here





Gary's Celebration of Life will be this
Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 pm. 


 Gary's reception will be a collaborative effort your donations of edibles are welcome!

Please email the office at  office@uumarblehead.org 
if you are able to participate in this way. 
 
Please join us for a very Garyesk Celebration as we Celebrate the Life our Wonderful Bass Mad Hatter!!


            ~ Appreciation ~
 
To Nash Ryder for sharing his gifts this past Sunday.

Nash is UUCM member Deb Cherry's grandson. Each year he comes and plays during one of our services and we are so blessed! Thank you, Nash!
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FLOW: Watercolors by Mary Remillong,
on exhibit in Stetson Gallery throughout May

"FLOW," an exhibit featuring scenes from the sea, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water by award-winningTewksbury watercolorist Mary Gilbert Remillong, will be on exhibit in Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead throughout the month of May. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 12-2 p.m.

"I have always loved water in all its forms, even rain, snow, and ice," Mary Remillong explains. "The flow, movement and freedom that the fluidity of water embodies speak to both my body and soul. From the rivers and beaches of my childhood in New Jersey, and the banks of the Mississippi where we lived for many years, to the seaside villages of the North Shore, the Cape and Maine, I always feel most alive and happiest when I come home to the water. Invariably then, my fingers itch for the brush!"

Mary Gilbert Remillong has been painting since she was a child, but her artistry has evolved and matured over the decades that she has dedicated to art.

"As I grow older, the effort to "go with the flow" in watercolor and life is an ongoing lesson. I believe the fluidity of watercolor as a medium should direct its expression. It often takes a great deal of time and practice to make a work appear loose and free, even effortless, but that is my goal. If the work leaves some mystery for viewers to think about and interpret in their own way , it becomes a conversation that flows between my mind and the viewer's." 


Coffee Hosts
We need coffee hosts for June

Please consider signing your committee up to run Sunday Coffee Social Hour! Email the office at office@uumarblehead.org or sign up on the calendar in the hallway!

Lunch Bunch 
 
Be sure to join us for Lunch Bunch, June 10th at Noon! This will be our last Lunch Bunch until the Fall! Come let us know your summer plans!




Building Security

Please be sure lights are out and doors are pulled shut! Thank you for your assistance in keeping the building secure!

Greek Folk Dancing Workshop
Sunday June 5th at 2 pm 

Greek Folk dancing will be held on June 5th at 2 pm following the Social dances workshop.  Come join in the fun!

To register or if you have any questions please email Stathi at  stathistratis@yahoo.com

or call: (781) 215-1733

Social Dances Workshop
June 5th at 1 pm

The Social Dances Workshop is being held on June 5th at 1 pm. 

The classes are free but you are welcome to make a donation to UUCM in support of this program and others (UUCM, 28 Mugford Street or slide an envelope under the office door!) Please do register so Stathi is able to contact you in the event of a change in schedule. 

To register or if you have any questions please email Stathi at  stathistratis@yahoo.com

or call: (781) 215-1733

Come join in the fun

Ashe Namaste Yoga - Yoga is June 5th
  
What are daily practices that sustain us? Ashe Namaste Yoga offers yoga and movement which honors the divine in each of us. Yoga cultivates awareness through flexibility, spirituality, breath and brain. This supports a healthy lifestyle, wellness and equanimity. The last half hour of class integrates Umoja, the Dance of Abundance circle dance, integrating strength, flexibility and rhythm that will heighten a sense of wellness, vibrancy and interconnectedness. Share with others who are exploring new levels of awareness of Mind-Body-Spirit and stress reduction. This class is for everyone! 

Classes are 2:00-3:30 pm and $25 but a sliding scale ($5-$25) registration process is in place to accommodate financial restraints. We encourage anyone who is able to pay $25 to do so as Wyoma travels in from Dorchester and travel costs increase appropriately increase our cost to bring this wonderful program to our community. But our goal is many people attending so please do not let finances stand in the way. Take advantage of the sliding scale!

WYOMA is a certified yoga instructor from the Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Centre in Montreal, Quebec. She has taught yoga for over 40 years and now blends a variety of classical yoga styles. She is also a holistic coach and creator of the African Healing Dance.




For more information contact Nikki Moore


~Wild Things Youth Group Schedule ~
 
Fun: Our next fun event is a beach day & sleepover in Annisquam in June! Details to follow soon to youth group families!
 
Service: Youth Group cooks at Lifebridge every '2nd Friday' of the month. At least one adult arrives by 4:30 to review the meal plan. Youth arrive by 5 pm and are done by 7:15 pm. This is a chance to provide support to those in need, work together and also meet people who are part of our world community but living in very different circumstances.
 
Lifebridge Schedule = June 10.
 
Community: We have a sleepover every month at UUCM. We make individual pizzas, play games, do tattoos and other fun things! This is a chance to make friends you might not otherwise make due to location, grade, etc.
 
Sleepover Schedule = a year-end sleepover is planned and will be held in Gloucester this June! Date to be confirmed soon.
North Shore Pride 2016
Join in and Support North Shore Pride 2016

 Save the date for North Shore Pride 2016! North Shore Pride will happen on June 18th. Join other UUCM members as they march to support North Shore Pride 2016! See Bill Smalley for more information!


In case you missed it!
Past sermons

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